Meet the Sonnhalter team!

Sonnhalter’s crew of professionals bring a wealth of experience dirtying their hands with just about any B2T job you can imagine. They’re dedicated…they’re focused…and they love to roll up their sleeves (if they happen to be wearing long-sleeve shirts) and dig into the businesses of their clients.

Matt Sonnhalter

Matt Sonnhalter

Vision Architect/Owner

More than 23 years of consumer and business-to-business account service experience, 12 with Sonnhalter; responsible for overall profitability, direction and future growth of the agency; experience includes product launches, brand positioning and development of marketing plans.
 
Favorite way to get his hands dirty: Playing with any new Apple product.
Scott Bessell

Scott Bessell

Idea Builder

Nearly 40 years of experience in business-to-business marketing on both the client and agency sides; responsible for the agency’s creative product; 5 years as head of Fortune 500 company’s in-house agency with responsibility for advertising and promotions.
 
Favorite way to get his hands dirty: Oil painting classes at CMA.
Rachel Kerstetter

Rachel Kerstetter

PR Architect

In agency public relations her entire career, manages clients’ and Sonnhalter’s public relations programs including media relations, social media, event planning, internal communications and writing all types of content.
 
 
Favorite way to get her hands dirty: Upcycling old items into new things.
Robin Heike

Robin Heike

Production Foreman

More than 31 years of experience in managing production for a business-to-business marketing firm (all with Sonnhalter); responsible for scheduling and overseeing agency work, maintaining relations with vendors and keeping up with production trends.
 
Favorite way to get her hands dirty: Cleaning horse stalls.
Sandy Bucher

Sandy Bucher

Media Engineer

Nearly 30 years of experience at Sonnhalter with a main focus on media research, planning, negotiating, buying, implementation and follow-up; also coordinates office matters, monthly newsletter and mailing lists.
 
 
 
Favorite way to get her hands dirty: Baking delicious treats.
John Sonnhalter

John Sonnhalter

Rainmaker Journeyman/Founder

More than 38 years of experience in business-to-business marketing, specializing in the durable goods industries; specialties include development of marketing programs, new product rollouts and distributor communications.
 
 
Favorite way to get his hands dirty: Replacing divots on the golf course.
Terri Sonnhalter

Terri Sonnhalter

Finance Foreman

More than 32 years of financial management experience in business-to-business advertising, all with Sonnhalter; key responsibilities include managing the agency’s profit plan, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and overseeing 401k and health benefits.
 
Favorite way to get her hands dirty: Playing in her grandkids’ sandbox.
Chris Ilcin

Chris Ilcin

Account Superintendent

More than 20 years of marketing experience, with more than 10 focusing on the trades from the client side; specialties include social media, video production, trade show coordination, brand building and ideas.
 
 
 
Favorite way to get his hands dirty: Making wood-fired pizzas from scratch.
Andrew Poulsen

Andrew Poulsen

PR Technician

Experienced writer for local and national print and digital publications; assists with public relations programs including social media and copy development for press releases, case studies, feature articles and much more.
 
 
Favorite way to get his hands dirty: Changing guitar and banjo strings.
Angela Ruland

Angela Ruland

Design Engineer

Production artist with Sonnhalter for more than 3 years; specialties include graphic design, layout development, animation, web design and coding.
 
Favorite way to get her hands dirty: Doodling with paints and inks.